After canceling the rest of its rebooted regular season last month, the XFL
announced Friday morning that it has suspended day-to-day operations and laid off
team and league employees, effective immediately.
XFL President and Chief Operating Officer Jeffrey Pollack held a 10-minute
conference call to inform employees of the update but made no mention of a
season in 2021 although “a small ‘skeleton crew’ of league executives will continue
to work at the Stamford, CT headquarters,” according to Konnor Fulk who was on
When the league announced the suspension of the regular season, it stated the
players would be paid in full through the end of the regular season which would
have been this weekend. Fulk added that both employees and players received a
larger check than normal on their most recent pay stubs.
The Houston Roughnecks were undefeated through the first half of the season the
XFL’s championship was slated to be played at Houston’s TDECU Stadium on April
After the league suspended its season, the NFL was able to offer now-former XFL
players contracts and the Roughnecks led the league in that regard as well, having
four of their former players crack the big stage